Ronny Thompson was injured in the 7th game of the World Series. Having just concluded a spectacular season that earned him such nicknames as “Robo Ron” and the “Pitcher of a Century,” he faced an off-season of rehabilitation and hoping to be able to make a comeback the following season.
At the same time he faces the challenge of reconciling with his girlfriend, Sarah, who had been disingenuous with him for months. He had to consider his feelings for her and sort out what love and forgiveness were all about.
He learns that the Mafia, which had been manipulating his life during the season, was also out to get his girlfriend. Three different contracts had been issued, and she needed protection. Working with the FBI, he comes up with the plans for that protection, plans that work, at first.
Headshots is the story of Ronny and Sarah’s journey though the minefields of major league baseball, Mafia bosses and their hit men, and reporters who want to sniff it all out. An undercurrent of three Chicago Cubs who were bribed to throw the playoffs runs throughout the book. Headshots picks up the story in the seventh game of the World Series, at the point described in In Front of Fifty Thousands Screaming People where Ronny’s life changes.
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About the Author
David Todd is a civil engineer by profession (37 years), a genealogist by avocation, an environmentalist by choice, and a writer by passion. He grew up in Rhode Island, where he attended public schools in Cranston and then the University of Rhode Island. In his adult life he has lived in Kansas City, Saudi Arabia, Asheboro North Carolina, Kuwait, and now northwest Arkansas since 1991. Along the way he acquired a love for history and poetry.
He currently works at CEI Engineering Associates, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas. He is Corporate Trainer for Engineering, which includes planning and conducting training classes and mentoring younger staff. He is the senior engineer at the company, and hence gets called on to do the more difficult projects that most of the younger engineers don't feel confident to tackle. He has recently worked on a number of floodplain studies and mapping projects. He is a registered engineer in three states, a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and a Certified Construction Specifier (certification lapsed).
He has been actively pursuing genealogy for fifteen years, having done much to document his and his wife's ancestry and family history. He has been writing creatively for eleven years.